Hickory Shaft Golf Club Schmelzer's Sporting Goods Kansas City Mashie
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He was one of the founders of the Priests of Pallas parade.
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Additional Product InformationHickory Wood Shaft Golf Club Schmelzer's Sporting Goods Kansas City Mashie.
Club is showing it's age, may have scuffs and blemishes, but overall good condition considering how old it is.
Hosel joint is flush and tight, hosel pin is secure, shaft has no cracks.
The store founder was John F. Schmelzer, German-born manufacturer.
of firearms, who came to America from Oldenburg, Germany, in 1844.
and settled in Hartford, Conn., where he was associated with.
He arrived by Missouri River steamboat at Leavenworth, Kan., in.
1857 and started the business which became Schmelzer Arms.
His son, Charles J. Schmelzer, spent his boyhood days in.
Leavenworth where he attended grade and high school, becoming.
associated with his father at the age of 16.
During the 1880s Charles traveled in the West by wagon, selling.
firearms and ammunition. His route took him through Nebraska and.
Kansas and out to the Colorado line. He often recalled seeing.
stacks of buffalo hides around the old-time trading stations.
John, the father, retired in 1887 and the firm was moved from.
Leavenworth to Kansas City at that time. The business was.
incorporated in 1896 with a capital of $75,000 and by 1907 had.
grown to a $300,000 firm. Incorporated as "J. F. Schmelzer.
& Sons," the sons were Charles J. and Herman F.
The old promotional post card pictures signs on the Schmelzer.
store front listing guns, fishing tackle, firearms, fireworks,.
cutlery, athletic goods, bicycles, talking machines, Kodaks and.
toys. Later, golf equipment was a popular item.
The legend on the reverse side reads "Schmelzer Arms Co. at.
1214 Grand Ave. is the most interesting store in Kansas.
City." Many Kansas Citians of that day would have agreed,.
especially men interested in hunting and sports.
Charles J. Schmelzer was president of the Chamber of Commerce in.
1900. He was one of the founders of the Priests of Pallas parade.
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Hickory clubs of this age may show small expansion cracks of the wood near the hosel. We try to display large cracks or defects, but sometimes they may be missed. We do not test these clubs for playability or make any claims as to their ability to be played. Examine photos carefully, and please send a message before making an offer or purchase with any questions or concerns. Thanks for your interest! All sales are final.